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Dulcigarden
Lowell, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 21, 2007
9:04 PM

Post #4218141

Hi forum, hope someone can give me some imput. i bought two oriental poppies in rhizomes, i know i need to plant them before winter sets in; can i still plant them outside?. I am afraid they will freeze outside; then again i am new at this. I am in zone 6b.

Thanks in advance!

Robynznest

Robynznest
Pittsburg, MO
(Zone 6b)

November 29, 2007
12:42 AM

Post #4241021

I'm not sure, but I would wait. I'm in zone 6b too. Our weather has been too strange here. I have a few things that I got and I'm waiting until spring to plant outside. I think it is too late to put them in the ground and take root enough not to cause damage to the plant. I did plant them in a large container and have them in my garage. It will stay about 40 to 50 in there unless we have a long freeze, then I will put them in the basement. It is too warm there for me to store over the whole winter.

Just thought I would let you know what I'm doing.
Dulcigarden
Lowell, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 29, 2007
1:01 AM

Post #4241108

Ohh nooo! Since then i planted the rhizone out on the ground. :( The guide that came with was so clear about planting it as soon as it got to me that i just followed those instructions. I searched online and got no clear answer. I hope it survives, i mulched it very well, and the weather hasnt been that bad ( i think). But that's just for me i dont know for a rhizome.
Roby thanks for answering, i do have some Cyclamen and Ranunculus that i didnt plant outside and now i am glad i didnt. i think i will do the same you are doing, and plant them in a pot in the basement for now (mine is cold already).

Again thank you!

Robynznest

Robynznest
Pittsburg, MO
(Zone 6b)

November 29, 2007
1:08 AM

Post #4241143

If you mulched it good, it may survive just fine. I'll cross my fingers.
Dulcigarden
Lowell, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 29, 2007
2:50 AM

Post #4241541

Thank you, it will be needed. :~)

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